Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Saturday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Sunday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM
The Rock Fort Ganapathi Temple also known as the Uchipillaiyar Koil is situated at an 83 m tall rock. This rock is said to be the oldest rock in the world dating back to 3800 million years. This temple is a combination of the two famous Hindu Temples of the 7th century that were devoted to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. The temple has to be reached by climbing about 344 steps.
There is also a tank placed at the rock fort foot of this temple. This tank is flocked by people during the float festivals held in the place. Robert Clive used to live adjacent to this tank. The rock fort of this temple is considered to be 2 billion years old and to have made a large contribution in the laying down of British Empire in India. The fort is built by materials like quartz and feldspar....